Juan Balcells

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Juan Balcells Tennis player
Nation: SpainSpain Spain
Birthday: June 20, 1975
Size: 190 cm
Weight: 93 kg
1st professional season: 1996
Resignation: 2004
Playing hand: Right
Trainer: Pato Alvarez
Prize money: $ 815,801
Career record: 41:49
Career title: 1
Highest ranking: 57 (May 7, 2001)
Grand Slam record
Career record: 40:54
Highest ranking: 65 (July 23, 2001)
Grand Slam record
Sources: official player profiles at the ATP / WTA and ITF (see web links )

Juan-Manuel Balcells Fornaguera (born June 20, 1975 in Barcelona ) is a former Spanish tennis player .


Balcells became a professional tennis player in 1996 and reached the quarter-finals at the first ATP Challenger tournament of his career. The following year he was in the doubles finals of the Challenger tournament in Bratislava . In 1998 he played for the first time on the ATP World Tour and reached the quarter-finals of the tournament in Bogotá . In addition to two challenger titles in doubles, he reached the semi-finals of the tournament in Gstaad alongside Alberto Berasategui .

In 2000 he reached the semi-finals of Auckland as a qualifier , in which he was defeated by Michael Chang . In the same year he was able to win his only individual title on the ATP World Tour; at the tournament in Bucharest he won against Markus Hantschk . He reached his highest ranking in the tennis world rankings in 2001 with position 57 in singles and 65 in doubles.

His best single result in Grand Slam tournaments was reaching the second round of the French Open in 2000 and 2001. In doubles, he was in the 2001 quarterfinals of Wimbledon .

Balcells played three singles and nine doubles games between 1999 and 2002 for the Spanish Davis Cup team , and won the Davis Cup title with this in 2000. He appeared from the first round to the final at the side of Àlex Corretja in double. Except for the quarter-finals against Yevgeny Kafelnikow and Marat Safin, they all won their doubles. He also won the 5-0 semi-final against the United States in the last, meaningless individual against Jan-Michael Gambill .

Tournament victories

Grand Slam
Tennis Masters Cup
ATP Masters Series
ATP International Series Gold
ATP International Series (1)


No. date competition Topping Final opponent Bottom line
1. September 18, 2000 RomaniaRomania Bucharest sand GermanyGermany Markus Hantschk 6: 4, 4: 6, 7: 6 1

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